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Re: Headphone Help......

Post by SteveJCurtis » Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:13 am

Hi everyone - thanks for the super replies! Some great advice from you all and I will try to A/B a few.

Juliet - good point about the noise. I get that too, but mostly when I'm close mic'ing my acoustic.

Andy - the same thing happens to me, lol !

And Len911, I love the idea of the boots!
Thanks for the offer, but I don't think they'd be my size (16EE in the US) & the postage on THEM would be the same as a new Strat! Ha!

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Post by Kolstad » Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:04 am

I'd suggest you check out the Shure SRH series. I have the 440's, and they are very flat and doesn't enhance the sound at all. They are like the Yamaha HS80 of headphones, imo. They are not very comfortable, though, but enough for tracking and the occasional mix check (and they are cheap). I've found that they translate very well to other systems.

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Post by Russell Landwehr » Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:25 am

Oh one other thing, for tracking with a mic, I use in ear monitors http://alienears.com/ They are pricey but I already had them for performing live. I hadn't thought of doing that until Stuart mentioned to me about tracking with ear buds. You could use your favorite good-sounding ear buds from your iPod. It takes care of the headphone bleed in the mic, then all you have to do is wait for the birds outside your window to quiet themselves... or maybe that's just my studio. :lol:

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Post by SteveJCurtis » Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:34 am

Magne - I'll check them out. Thanks.
Russ, that's a great idea too!
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Post by Joya2islam » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:43 pm

NathanNasby wrote:I have a couple different AKG sets that I really like. The K 240MKII and the K 240. Both are incredibly comfortable for if I'm doing longer recording session work. I don't usually mix with them, but if I compare what I hear in my cans to my near fields I get similar response in frequency range. I could definitely recommend these cans. There are so many out there now though, and lots of reviews on them all to help you make in informed decision on what will give you the best bang for your buck.
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Post by mojobone » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:12 am

It's as easy to make a good headset as a bad one, so I don't like to pay more than a hundred or so. I like Audio-Technica M50s and haven't had a problem with squeaking, but every head is different. The important points for me are no Y cable (cuz that ain't pro, bro) and replaceable ear cups/pads and cable. If you want a durable cheap headset that you don't mind giving to an ahem, drummer for a tracking session, try Monoprice Pro DJ Headphones; they don't have replaceable pads but they come with a short and a longer cable; the shorter skinnier cable is great for listening on portables and the whole shebang will set you back a measly 25 bucks.
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Post by funsongs » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:01 am

WOW - another thread continuing into its 5th season! :? :shock: :P

From The Peanut Gallery:
I have, and like to listen, on the Sony MDR-7506 - because they do 'juice' the highs and lows a bit, and make the music/mixes 'sound sexy'.

The cons of those cans: NOT accurate for serious/final mixing, IMHO - but good for comparison listening. Also - NOT good for longevity.
The ear pad coverings - looks like thin black plastic or cheap Naugahyde - is deteriorating. Ugh.
(As I posted on another thread - every piece of Sony gear I've ever owned has had a short lifespan - won't buy any more Sony products).

When I first got the Focusrite Scarlet 2i2 bundle, I didn't think much - or use much - the headphones that came with. However, their big 'cans' I found to be very comfortable for long-term use... so they've become my daily computer-listening cans; and they're pretty darn clean-sounding.

For mix comparisons - along with the cheap Logitech after-market computer add-ons with subwoofer AND the JBL 305 monitors - using earbuds at a variety of volume - levels (particularly low-level listening) - I find listening through different devices helps get a solid idea of how the overall production is sounding.

AND YET: I am now in the market for some NEW cans - that are best for 'flat mixing' comparison, not just fun listening.
I appreciate all the input from you folks who use headphones for your productions - THANK YOU.

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Post by jayjay78 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:19 am

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro always served me well. Got mine for almost 6 years now and its still working well. If you haven't found one yet you might have a look at this one as well.

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Post by ernstinen » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:21 pm

Kolstad wrote:I'd suggest you check out the Shure SRH series. I have the 440's, and they are very flat and doesn't enhance the sound at all. They are like the Yamaha HS80 of headphones, imo. They are not very comfortable, though, but enough for tracking and the occasional mix check (and they are cheap). I've found that they translate very well to other systems.
I agree (Hi Kolstad!) I've got a pair of Shure 840's. They are as flat as a billiard table... If you think "Oh, Shure makes microphones," that's true. But if you know anything about mics and speakers, they are basically the opposite of the same technology.

I recently had to purchase another stereo cable for the 840's. I didn't like the coiled cord, and bought a straight one. But it plugs right into the phones, and also has the screw-on adapter so you can use it for semi-pro or professional situations. Kinda pricey, though. But they're worth it.

I haven't listened to headphone in about 5 years... I still use some 30-year-old Sennheisers that I had really great results from.

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Post by Joya2islam » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:57 pm

Russell Landwehr wrote:I test drove cans before buying my Sony MDR-7506 Pro's. From what I read, though, the 7509's are better. I don't know about longevity. Here is a useful link: https://www.toppctech.com/akg-k240-review/

Really, though, if you have a way to A/B headphones in a store, that is the way to go. Bring your own reference CD to the place and choose what sounds right to you. That's what I did.

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